London & Surrey Wedding Photographer
Led by Ryo Ishikawa, Indigo Images specialise in telling the story of your day with beautiful, timeless images.
Our mission is to capture the originality, emotion and narrative of the special day with a documentary approach. We pride ourselves on our fresh, personal and intimate style rather than set-up or 'posed' approaches to wedding photography. Capturing the key moments of the day in an unobtrusive and stylish way. Looking for the moments that are often looked over in wedding photography. Striving to provide all the intimacy, humour, friendship and personality of the couple, the guests and the day. When we shoot we are a quiet group, with a specialism that is photographing people and their interaction.
The team will arrive before the wedding ceremony to capture the bride and groom's preparations. We shoot throughout the day, from start to finish, at all the key moments and well on into the evening activities so no moment is missed.
Beautiful, natural and unobtrusive photography, telling the story as it happens.
Hi, my name is Ryo and I'm the Creative Director and Principal Photographer of Indigo Images.
I began my journey with photography around the age of 15, photographing with my uncle's traditional film and spending hours in the darkroom developing my creations. I became a passionate teller of stories, photographing moments that meant something, for people that really care.
After graduating with a BA(Hons) Photography degree from Nottingham Trent University, I trained and worked as an advertising and fashion photographer in London and around Europe. This led me to gain a deep understanding of light and using it to my advantage on people and their surroundings. Combining this with my love of natural, documentary-based imagery led me towards pursuing wedding photography in a unique way.
Blending all my experience from studio and editorial work while exploring the creative process of wedding photography, I developed a sense for capturing those fleeting moments often missed by other photographers with a keen eye for details and emotion.
As a Surrey wedding photographer, I am very fortunate to have a huge array of stunning venues and locations on my doorstep. Though I regularly photograph weddings and celebrations in this area, we are not just a wedding photographer in Surrey. My work has also taken me further afield to France, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and Spain.
It’s an absolute joy for me to photograph weddings! I would be honoured to tell your story and capture the once in a lifetime moments.
Proud to be Inclusive
We believe that every love matters, and that Love is Love. We love all couples and welcome the LGBTQ+ community in the celebration of your love. We shoot all kinds of weddings, and firmly believe that it is so important to be all inclusive and equality minded when it comes to weddings and celebrations. Every couple and every person is different and we want to give your day a unique set of images that reflects you as an individual or couple. We treat each person we work with as an individuals and are very much focussed on getting you to be yourselves in front of my camera.
It never matters who you are or how you identify. Your wedding or any celebration of your love is just as important as any other.
We are proud to have a stated commitment to equality and working with diverse or same sex couples, along with gender neutral language across all of my communications.
If you’re looking for a LGBTQ friendly wedding photographer do get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your plans.
How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?
Indigo Images is about telling a photographic story of your day in the most natural way possible.
We provide a narrative driven, documentary or reportage style of photography. Driven by an ambition to produce interesting, and emotive images of a wedding day while capturing those natural fleeting moments. Weddings are full of love, excitement, humour, anxiety, and joy. An abundance of emotion that is a delight to witness and capture as a photographer.
We try and blend into the background and be almost invisible so we are not influencing your day. Working around you while capturing all the moments and interaction that happen. We are thoughtful, considerate and sensitive to the monumental occasion and everyone involved.
We believe that taking a step back from directing too much is the key to success. In contrast, we strive for the images to reflect the atmosphere of the day. We watch, observe, capture. Photographing in a relaxed, non-invasive and passionate way with a unique style and approach.
Being a creative documentary photographer is more than just capturing what is happening. It is about translating something completely intangible into a photographic story. Taking a step back and allowing character and individuality to thrive is important. The only time you’ll see us directing is during the essential family group shots and the couples shoots. Where we will construct the narrative, placing the couple in natural scenarios to create images for and about the couple. This balance requires finesse, compassion, creativity and above all kindness and consideration.
Indigo Images are based in London and Surrey, though we will travel anywhere!
Where are you based and do you travel?
We are based in Surrey, just outside of London, UK and yes we love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But no worries, I always try to find the most cost-effective way to get to your wedding.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 8 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the galley as well as share them, choose your favourites, and also order prints!
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 10 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 800 to 1000 fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity.